ALBUM REVIEW: This Is The Kit - Bashed Out

THIS IS THE KIT ... Bashed Out (Brassland)
THIS IS THE KIT ... Bashed Out (Brassland)

THIS Is The Kit are the musical project of Kate Stables, a Winchester-born singer who now lives in Paris, and this is her third album.

It’s a carefully-crafted record whose 10 songs slowly work their way into your affections.

Produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner, it features a who’s who of folk-inflected guests, from The National, Beirut and The Walkmen.

It starts languidly with the haunting Misunderstanding, with Stables’ fragile voice to the fore, backed by layers of understated instrumentation.

The standout moment, for me, is the lovely We Are In. 7/10. GW